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Out of his league

LeBron would help anyone as a player, but his other demands should concern suitors

Updated: May 19, 2010, 12:35 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine
David Liam Kyle/Getty ImagesFerry (right) might be GM, but he doesn't wield the power in Cleveland.

No team, even the one that ultimately wins this year's championship, would turn down the chance to get reigning two-time MVP LeBron James, The Player. Aside from being the most dominant physical talent in the NBA, he is a box-office and advertising draw capable of doubling the value of a franchise.

But if getting James, The Player, means having to take on James, The GM, that's a trickier proposition.


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Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer